how to change so that program updates will link to the site?

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by ilkar, Nov 14, 2012.

  1. ilkar

    ilkar New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2012
    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    0
    I have been having this problem on my Win 7, when the notification says for eg: adobe flash has a new update, download?
    When i click yes, it straight goes to MS word document. I go to the link inside and it says unable to connect. How to solve this? On windows xp it wasn't like that, it would immediately link to the site. This happens when i tried to get a newer version of other programs too like Microsoft excel and youtube downloader.

    Look forward to someone's response. Thanks!
     
  2. zvit

    zvit Honorable Member

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2009
    Messages:
    2,455
    Likes Received:
    84
    It might not be the official Adobe Flash who's asking you to update but malware. Try updating by going to the source site: Adobe - Adobe Flash - Downloads
     
  3. ilkar

    ilkar New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2012
    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    0
    Yes I have done that, thank you. This has happened again when i saw an icon: solve PC issues and it was to get a new version of Messenger live plus. Clicked the button go to the website, just went right to MS word! Frustrating.

    I run Trend micro internet security, which came with this computer and is updated didn't uncover any malware. Can anyone explain why and the solution to this problem?
    Thank you!
     
  4. zvit

    zvit Honorable Member

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2009
    Messages:
    2,455
    Likes Received:
    84
    -Open the Control Panel
    -If your view is Category, click Programs, then Default Programs
    -If your view is Icons, click Default Programs
    -Click on Set your default programs
    -Select IE from the program list and click on Choose defaults for this program
    -Look for any items on the list that have Word set as the default and put a check mark in the box next to them
    -Click Save
    -Click OK

    Try and open links to see if they open properly.
     
  5. ilkar

    ilkar New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2012
    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hi zvit, Thank you it should work now!
     
  6. zvit

    zvit Honorable Member

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2009
    Messages:
    2,455
    Likes Received:
    84
    Very welcome.
     

Share This Page

Loading...